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Plans unveiled for massive St. Louis Zoo expansion

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Rendering of St. Louis Zoo's proposed Safari Park Experience (Credit: St. Louis Zoo) Rendering of St. Louis Zoo's proposed Safari Park Experience (Credit: St. Louis Zoo)
Rendering of proposed Educational experience at St. Louis Zoo (Credit: St. Louis Zoo) Rendering of proposed Educational experience at St. Louis Zoo (Credit: St. Louis Zoo)
rendering of proposed wilderness adventures (Credit: St. Louis Zoo) rendering of proposed wilderness adventures (Credit: St. Louis Zoo)

ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOV.com) - Plans have been unveiled for a proposed St. Louis Zoo expansion that would allow visitors to go on “safari” to watch African animals graze on a separate tract of land near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

Last month, the Zoo announced they were purchasing a 425-acre complex in north St. Louis County for $7.1 million. Plans call for setting aside 175 acres for the safari and wildlife adventures that might include zip-lines and overnight camping. The remaining 250 acres would be for a breeding facility.

Zoo leaders are asking to raise sales taxes by an eighth of 1 percent to pay for the new development and upkeep of the existing zoo in the 1,300-acre Forest Park west of downtown.

Click here to view the plans provided by the St. Louis Zoo.

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